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Birkbeck IT regulations

The Birkbeck IT regulations (also referred to as 'Birkbeck computing regulations' or 'computing regulations') have been produced to ensure that users of the IT facilities at Birkbeck, University of London are aware of the conduct that is required of them.

All users must abide by the policies and codes of practice below. Guidance notes and guideline documents are provided to help.

All users are advised that monitoring of individual usage may occur to ensure compliance with these regulations, and all allegations of misuse will be thoroughly investigated.

These regulations were approved by Strategic Planning Committee.


Codes of practice


The forms, and help with requests, is available from the .

In producing these regulations, the College has adopted the 'UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association) framework model for the use of institutional IT facilities and systems' and adapted the guidance accordingly to meet the institution's needs.


Birkbeck has an information security policy which has been drawn up in line with the ISO requirements. Policies are updated from time to time as needed to keep up with legal, procedural and technological developments.

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There are many articles of UK legislation that are particularly relevant to the use of IT. It must be remembered that not all use of IT by a user based in the UK is necessarily governed by UK law - the law of other nation states may apply. Therefore, the list of legislation here cannot be considered comprehensive - but exists as a guide.

Other Birkbeck policies and guidelines related to the use of IT:

Policies and guidelines set out by relevant external organisations:


For help and guidance from IT Services, including assistance in understanding the Birkbeck IT Regulations, please visit our help page on the Birkbeck website.